Breakfast at Goody Goody Diner this morning, and a chance encounter with Ryan Safi, one of the two brothers who are buying the landmark restaurant. Ryan says he believes in the "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" school of thinking, which augurs well for Goody aficionados.
That said, however, the building just to the west was broke, or at least getting to that point. The Safis have bought it. It was at one time, the location of Melrose Pizzeria, and I'm carefully avoiding discussions of whether it was the original location or not - partisans exist on both sides of that argument. But it's been empty for years.
Or, rather, it was. It's been torn down, and they're going to expand the parking lot, welcome news to hungry folks who've overflowed the lot almost every day. And, in a more minor development, they've also put up a map with pins to show the range of their visitors. The VCU Lemons planted one in Richmond, VA, to mark this visit, and we've got plenty more Farflungs to drop by and pin the tale to their map.
Breakfast all day and now the chicken-fryer is turned on earlier than ever.
Connelly's Goody Goody Diner (and they're keeping the Connelly name)
5900 Natural Bridge Ave.
Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat.
Credit cards: Yes
Wheelchair access: Good